If you leave it too long the paper will fall apart on you as you try to unfold and flatten it. I found no need to put glue down first, the paper was adequately wet with glue that as I spread and flattened the paper out the glue mixture would move easily and hold the paper in place. Press out air bubbles as you smooth the paper pieces on the floor, layering the pieces in an overlapping pattern to generate the desired, random look. Let the floor dry, then apply stain if desired and seal the floor with several coats of polyurethane.
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Photo gallery, basic information, what is a brown paper floor? The brown paper floor is a hard floor covering that you can do yourself. It has a finished look of worn leather. I read many recommendations to lightly sand in between each coat for a smooth finish. I found this impossible on the concrete floor because there are some seams and wrinkles that already interfered with the completely smooth finish. On a concrete floor I found the paper dried very light compared to that on wood. You also can clearly see the paper sections and seams. The wood floor finish is more even and camouflaged (until stained). Dont worry about imperfections of wrinkling in the paper, etc. I found that as it dries most of those things resolve themselves and the coats of sealant complete the fix. Additionally, I found that it was much harder to get the paper as smooth and wrinkle free on concrete versus e good news is youre going for a look of. Its the most inexpensive and deeply satisfying DIY project Ive ever s been really fun to see this project come together. Many have asked where I got my supplies. I ordered two rolls of brown paper from Amazon for about 16 each.